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Heather Henson
Heather Hensonʼs IBEX Puppetry is an entertainment company dedicated to promoting the fine art of puppetry in all of itʼs various mediums, nurturing work for a myriad of venues including stage, cinema and gallery. IBEX projects include Handmade Puppet Dreams, The Orlando Puppet Festival, The Puppet Slam Network and environmental spectacles.

Jamie Shannon
Jamie Shannon is a Toronto-born artist that specializes in bringing things to life. He creates creatures, spaces, workshops and public interventions. Jamie is also a performer, writer, director and producer of films and television.

Heather Henson Presents: Handmade Puppet Dreams



Monday, October 13, 2014
Studio Theatre
235 Queens Quay West
Studio Theatre
235 Queens Quay West

Puppets run in the family! Heather Henson is the youngest daughter of Jim Henson and her company, IBEX Puppetry, is continuing to innovate in the world of puppetry. Join Toronto puppeteer Jamie Shannon in the Studio Theatre and watch Handmade Puppet Dreams, a collection of short films featuring puppetry, collected by Heather Henson herself. Jamie Shannon, whose work is featured in the collection, will introduce the screening and will answer your questions at the end.

Heather Henson introduces independent filmmakers and puppeteers who explore their craft specifically for the camera in this handpicked selection of puppet film shorts. Handmade Puppet Dreams showcases the fresh voices of independent puppeteers who embrace film as their medium for individual expressions, to build their visions, and breathe life into their dreams, while exploring a spectrum of live-action puppetry styles. Since 2005, Handmade Puppet Dreams has been screened in the United States, where it received a UNIMA Citation of Excellence, and internationally in France, the Czech Republic, India, United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, Israel and Prague, where it was awarded “The Best Puppet Film” at The World Puppet Festival.

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